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Orry Madden, son of Bill and Sheila Madden of Dry Ridge, has received an appointment to the Class of 2017 at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Madden graduated from Calvary Christian School on May 31 where he was valedictorian, student body chaplain and president of the National Honor Society. The prospective members of the Class of 2017 will report to West Point for the first time on July 1, 2013.

West Point is a four-year co-educational federal undergraduate liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering. it consistently ranks as one of the top colleges in the nationa.
Madden is the grandson of Lowell and Nancy Roland of Dry Ridge and Gay Madden of Russell.